Foliation in pencil. Fol. 29 was originally a bigger single leaf which has been folded in half and bound together with the other leaves, thereby creating two leaves (29 and 29bis). However, only one folio number (29) was assigned to them because of the orientation of the text.
The first rear flyleaf is foliated as no 30, but it is not included in the leaf-count above.
On the rear flyleaf there are two notes about the provenance of the manuscript. One in red crayon the other in black ink.
On fols 1r, 13r, and 29bisv the number CXXXIX is written.
The manuscript is bound in a library binding. Size of the binding (including the spine): 173 mm x 112 mm.
A turquoise Arnamagnæan label with the shelf mark Acc. 17 is pasted to the top of the spine
A white label with the running title from the catalogue 2840 is pasted to the foot of the spine.
There are two rear flyleaves. The first one probably belonged to the previous binding, while the second one belongs to the current binding.
The manuscript was written in Iceland.
Kålund dated the manuscript to ca. 1800 (Katalog over de oldnorsk-islandske Håndskrifter, s. 458).
According to Kålund's Katalog, s. 458, the Arnamagnæan Comission acquired the manuscript from the National Museum (2. department) in 1898.
„Malrúner eda málrunaletr“
Various types of alphabets, for example Hiálmrúner (fol. 3r), kellingar Rúner (fol. 3v), Finnskar Rúner (fol. 4r),
„Stutt undervysan umm Rúner | hvad af þær hafi sitt nafn | samt um fleira þar ad |higgiandi“
„So finst skrifad i bókum Sæmundar SigfusSonar og Ara ÞorgilsSonar ad mikill lydr mest ur Tirkia | landi“
A short commentary on the origins of runes, with various examples. The last leaf of this manuscript (fol. 29r-v) is an addition to this commentary on fol. 12r.
The first part consists of three quires:
„Enginn mun þinn ovin ef þú ber á þér | þessa stafe: “
Various spells and chants with drawings of magic symbols and various alphabets, for example Svart Rúnir (fol. 25v), Skans Rúnir (fol. 26v), Ægiptskt Alphabet (fol. 27v), Persiskt Stafrof (fol. 28r) etc.
The second part consists of two quires:
Four types of runic alphabets: Adams letur, Vølsu Rúner edur Steina skrift, Klapp rúnir, Svørtu Rúnir.
The third part consists of a single bifolium which has been folded in half and bound together with the other leaves, thereby creating two leaves (29 and 29bis). However, only one folio number (29) was assigned to them because of the orientation of the text.